Bomb attacks, execution claim 30 lives in Iraq’s Diyala
Iraqi security officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said one of the bomb attacks took place in the provincial capital, Baqubah, located some 50 kilometers northeast of Iraq’s capital, Baghdad, on Sunday.
The second bomb attack hit the city of Muqdadiyah, about 80 kilometers northeast of Baghdad and 30 kilometers northeast of Baqubah on the same day, the officials said.According to the officials, 28 people also sustained injuries in the two bombing attacks.
The security officials did not specify how many people had been killed in each attack.
Iraqi officials also said that the bodies of 12 people apparently killed in a mass execution have been found in an area near Baqubah.
Also on Sunday, at least thirteen civilians were killed and dozens of others wounded in four separate bomb attacks in and around Baghdad.
Iraqi bystanders gather at the site of a car bombing, which targeted a popular area in the al-Amil district, south of the capital, Baghdad, April 26, 2015. (© AFP)
There has been no claim of responsibility for any of the bombings.
Iraq faces a campaign of violence and killings by the Takfiri ISIL terrorist group.
The UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) says nearly 1,000 people were killed in violence last month, while over 2,170 others were injured.
According to the UN mission, the number of civilian fatalities stood at 729. Violence also claimed the lives of nearly 270 members of the Iraqi security forces in March. A great portion of the fatalities was recorded in Baghdad, where more than 360 civilians were killed.
The northern and western parts of Iraq have been in chaos since ISIL started its campaign of terror in early June 2014. Since then, Iraq’s army has been joined by Kurdish forces, as well as Shia and Sunni volunteers in operations to drive the ISIL terrorists out of the areas they have seized.